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GSU's Southern Pride marks 25 years

About 200 men and women stood in the blazing sun, dripping sweat, fighting gnats and sunburn, and all the while playing dynamic music or spinning flags, rifles and batons.

August 28, 2007 | By ARAINA REAVES | Local


Peanut Festival starts Saturday

It will be a hot time in the city Saturday as the Brooklet Peanut Festival gets underway, but the heat won't keep the fun at bay as a foot race, a parade and lots of peanuts lure visitors into the sun.

August 28, 2007 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


More than 2,600 GSU students at'Operation Move In'

As Jean Williams stood in in the RAC on Georgia Southern's campus waiting for her son to check in, she had a mixture of emotions.

August 27, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


BUILD project lays foundation for Georgia Southern’s latest group of future leaders

Chris Morris couldn't wait to get to college. The freshman from Snellville was so anxious to leave his home and get to school that he signed up for Project BUILD, a week-long leadership training program for new students, which started the week before classes.

August 26, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Georgia Southern reaches milestones

Georgia Southern could see record enrollment this year as the school may crack the 17,000 student mark for the 2007-2008 academic year.

August 25, 2007 | By LUKE MARTIN | Local


Heat wave hits hard; how to avoid heat exhaustion

Forecasts for the remainder of the week reflect what we already know - it's hot, and getting hotter. As the temperatures soar, experts warn people about the heat - and the heat index.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Heat index levels may affect outdoor practices

With heat indexes in the neighborhood of 115 degrees for the past few days, Bulloch County school administrators are keeping watch over all outdoor practices. And, if the heat doesn't let up, officials may consider moving practices for football, cross country, band and all other outdoor activities to the evening

August 25, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Local


Waters along S.C. beach reopen after possible shark attack

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - A man and a 9-year-old boy bitten hours apart while swimming along a South Carolina beach likely suffered shark bites, a marine biologist said Friday.

August 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured when fleeing state troopers charged with several traffic offenses

A woman fleeing state troopers was charged with several traffic offenses after running a stop sign and crashing into an 18-wheeler.

August 25, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


SHS suffers from limited air conditioning during sweltering heat wave

During the hottest week so far this year, Statesboro High School students have had to deal with limited air conditioning. Oscillating fans and bottled water helped students keep their cool as the school's cooling system struggled under the heat wave, working at only 75 percent capacity due to calcification buildup in water pipes.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


AP ENTERPRISE: Tainted toothpaste followed unchecked route

ATLANTA - Each week, prison guards brought Sherri Painter a fresh tube of SpringFresh toothpaste. She was OK with the spearmint taste, plus it was good at removing stains and cleaning shoes.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE and AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Local


Massive steel beams for 9/11 memorial arrive at Savannah port

SAVANNAH - The steel beams shipped from overseas for use in construction of the 9/11 memorial in New York are so massive that a flatbed tractor-trailer can only carry one at a time.

August 24, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


About 300 people from camp asked to take meningitis antibiotic

SAVANNAH - About 270 children and 30 adults have been asked to take an antibiotic that helps prevent bacterial meningitis after attending a summer day camp with a child likely suffering from the infection.

August 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Woman injured in crash during high speed chase

A woman was injured Thursday in a crash that occurred while she was fleeing from a Georgia State Patrol trooper, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper D. H. Averitt.

August 24, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

July 03, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant

A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro’s Firecracker Fest promises explosive fun for the Fourth

Mill Creek Regional Park will be bustling with activity today during the 2014 Firecracker Fest, featuring family entertainment, games and, of course, fireworks.

July 03, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


Georgia Southern basketball player arrested

A Georgia Southern basketball standout and a teammate who just graduated have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after investigators executed a search warrant at a Statesboro apartment, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | Jason Wermers | Local


Child rape case leaves mysteries

Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.

July 02, 2014 | By MITCH WEISS, RAY HENRY and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Bulloch County Commission to hold workshop, public hearing

Bulloch County commissioners will meet next Tuesday for a workshop session before a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal 2015 county budget.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Cheshire steps in as interim Statesboro city manager

Robert Cheshire, Statesboro's city engineer for more than 15 years, has officially begun his service as interim city manager, after last week's public falling out over alleged private meetings ended in City Council firing City Manager Frank Parker.

July 01, 2014 | Al Hackle | Local


Ahead of July 4th, a tropical storm off Florida

SAVANNAH - With the July Fourth weekend on the horizon, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm plodded off Florida's coast Tuesday, though Arthur wasn't yet spooking too many in the storm's potential path.

July 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Georgia nursing homes in arrears may lose Medicaid

Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a Georgia health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off from the government Medicaid program.

July 01, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


University System of Georgia changes gay couples' benefits

ATLANTA - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system's governing board.

June 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Summer weather cooperating with Bulloch County farmers – so far

If the current weather patterns continue through the summer, Bulloch County farmers could see a positive year.

June 30, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency.

June 30, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Local


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